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Cancer Death Rates Among Men, Women, and Children Continue to Fall

In 1991, death from cancer in the United States had reached its highest point. But we’re happy to say that since then, cancer death rates have dropped by 25%. If the cancer death rate stayed the same as it was from 1991 till today, that means that an estimated 2.1 million more people would have passed away.

Only 1 in 3 Men Regularly Check Themselves for Testicular Cancer

Despite being one of the easiest forms of detection, only one in three men regularly check themselves. As Testicular Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, here are just a few of the ways you can protect yourself from this disease.

Understanding Cancer Recurrence

Over the past few decades, there have been many triumphant advances in the form of cancer care. But sometimes, despite even the best technology and care, cancer returns in the men and women who have already beat it once before. When it does, it is referred to as cancer recurrence.

Esophageal Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

This year, it’s estimated that nearly 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Currently, the disease is four times more common in men than in women, making it the 7th leading cause of cancer death for men in America. In honor of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re raising awareness by highlighting some of the most common symptoms of this disease.

This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, in 2017. Despite the fact that 1 in 64 men will have oral cancer in his lifetime, the disease tends to remain largely untalked about. As April brings oral cancer into light, we want to increase awareness of this disease by sharing some risk factors, symptoms, and treatment methods.

4 Colonoscopy Myths

To continue raising awareness this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share some common myths about colonoscopies and colon cancer.

5 Signs of Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma (RCC), may not be as spoken of as breast, prostate, lung or colon cancer, but it still makes the top 10 cancers list. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 64,000 new cases of kidney cancer will occur this year and about 14,400 people will die from the disease.

Recent Study: Colorectal Cancer in Millennials

According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, while colorectal cancer within the United States has experienced an overall decline, it has however been increasing among young adults. And the puzzling part – no one knows why.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2000 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.” It was 17 years ago that President Clinton declared March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to encourage healthcare providers, advocacy groups, policymakers, and citizens to help raise awareness of this “silent disease.” This year, it’s estimated that there will be 135,400 new cases and 50,300 deaths as a result of colon and rectal (also known as colorectal) cancer. But by knowing your risks and getting tested annually, you can help reduce this number.

What Causes Cancer?

What causes cancer? A question too often asked. While some factors cannot be controlled, did you know that the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US could have been prevented — largely through lifestyle changes?